The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy

 In the captivating fantasy world conjured by veteran author Mercedes Lackey and classical scholar James Mallory, there are three types of magic, each with its own rules, limits and variables. High Magick is a thing of complex rituals and specific spells.  In contrast, those who use Wild Magic—considered heresy in Armethalieh, the Golden City of the Bells—must bargain for what they need and may pay a high price for power.

Kellen Tavadon, son of Arch-Mage Lycaelon of Armethalieh, has been raised to believe that High Magick is the only true magic--and knows that he will never be the mage his father expects him to be.  One day, he finds a set of books about Wild Magic and soon finds himself declared an outlaw.  But the Wild Magic has a purpose for Kellen, who, along with a unicorn, an elf, and a dragon--all long-rumored to be only mythical creatures--must save the world.

 

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When Darkness Falls
When Darkness Falls

The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy

Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Tor/Forge

A great working of Wild Magic and High Magic strikes at the heart of the Demon Queen's plots, but the human city, the Golden City of the Bells, falls farther under her sway with each day that...

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To Light a Candle
To Light a Candle

The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy

Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Tor/Forge

The Demon Queen Attacks! To his own surprise, young Kellen, once the disappointing son of the great Mage who leads the City’s Mage Council, has become a powerful Knight-Mage....

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The Outstretched Shadow
The Outstretched Shadow

The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy

Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Tor/Forge

Kellen Tavadon, son of the Arch-Mage Lycaelon, thought he knew the way the world worked. His father, leading the wise and benevolent Council of Mages, protected and guided the citizens of the...

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